Category Archives: Singing

karaoke superstar finals

Poppy sang her heart out in the rain today at the Motueka A&P Show stage where the Tasman Karaoke Superstar Finals were being held.

All the winners from the different regional heats got together for a karaoke sing-off and Poppy took out the Junior Champion prize.  She sang a Lady GaGa Tribute and Sweet About Me by Gabriella Cilmi.

Afterwards we were going to walk around the show and meet all the animals and see the entertainment, but it was really starting to pour so we dashed to the car with just a quick stop at Mr Whippy for a creamy celebration.

Thanks to Jason from Orange Dog for helping us with the GaGa Girl t-shirt transfer… I might have to start taking orders!


Snow White the Pantomime

Poppy’s first theatre performance at the Theatre Royal was a fabulous success with three sold out shows and three others almost full! Poppy loved every second of every rehearsal and totally blended in with the wonderful theatre people we met. I made several awesome new friends in the process too.

A little note about the Heidi dress Poppy wore in the production – I bought that dress off Trade Me for one dollar when Poppy was little.  Here is a photo of her wearing it as Little Red Riding Hood for a book character day at preschool when she had just turned 2 years old…. with an inset of her wearing the same dress on stage at five years old!

wave rave glow party

Poppy has really loved going to our local Aquatic Centre’s Wave Raves on Friday nights.  It’s a riot of colour & music along with splashing and swimming fun with hundreds of other kids.  The lifeguards are amazing and run ‘holiday-programme’ style games and competitions – often with prizes and sweets.

Occasionally they will have a theme night and this week was a GLOW PARTY.  They ran a facebook competition beforehand to give away a VIP party and Poppy won!  She wrote a song (with lots of help from Yogi) to the tune of Amy Winehouse’s Rehab.  The competition asked to provide the reason she wanted to win a VIP party at the Glow Night…..

My Mummy said what kind of party
and I said “Glow, Glow, Glow”
Don’t you want to go to Mackers?
And I said “NO, NO … GLOW!”
I want to be a VIP
Come on Mummy, come on PLEASE!
I wanna win a Wave Rave party
So we can **GLOW**GLOW**GLOW**

The Edge radio station (88.8) did a crossover on the radio and Poppy sang her song on air.

The prize consisted of the winner and three friends being picked up in the Edge Roadrunner (radio station SUV) and delivered to the pool; bypassing the long queues of kids and being escorted straight into the VIP party area roped off in the cafe.  It was decorated with balloons and glow stuff and the kids were presented with a party dinner from the cafe along with lots of glowsticks to wear.  Then they had lots of fun in the pools with no waiting in line at the inflatable…. and heaps of sweets!

Glow Party VIPs - Jesse, Ella, Poppy & Alice
Glow Party VIPs - Jesse, Ella, Poppy & Alice

Poppy invited her friends Ella, Jesse and Alice and they all had a blast.